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Steiner Academy Bristol (Academy)
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Bristol, City of 49.1 1 Average -0.32 68% 4.81 26.8
Sir John Talbot's School (Academy)
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Shropshire 46.1 2 Well above average 0.57 46% 4.09 26.4
Bourne Academy (Academy)
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Lincolnshire 45.8 3 Well above average 0.59 8% 3.61 27.1
Parkside Community School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Derbyshire 45.6 4 Well above average 0.59 16% 3.64 26.6
Swindon Academy (Academy)
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Swindon 44.8 5 Above average 0.41 26% 3.7 26.7
Holy Trinity Catholic School (Maintained school)
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Birmingham 43.4 6 Above average 0.37 15% 3.44 26.6
Blackburn Central High School (Maintained school)
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Blackburn with Darwen 41.3 7 Average 0.17 53% 3.76 26.6
Harlington School (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Hillingdon 41.2 8 Average 0.18 48% 3.7 26.7
Oasis Academy Wintringham (Academy)
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North East Lincolnshire 41.1 9 Average 0.14 10% 3.38 26.6
Ipswich Academy (Academy)
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Suffolk 40.7 10 Average 0.15 13% 3.42 26.4
Westborough High School (Maintained school)
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Kirklees 40.6 11 Average 0.11 39% 3.36 26.6
Orchard School Bristol (Academy)
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Bristol, City of 40.4 12 Average -0.01 24% 3.56 26.5
Winton Community Academy (Academy)
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Hampshire 40.3 13 Average 0.03 18% 3.38 26.9
Southchurch High School (Academy)
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Southend-on-Sea 39.8 14 Average -0.06 51% 3.07 26.6
Churchmead Church of England (VA) School (Maintained school)
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Windsor and Maidenhead 39.5 15 Average -0.07 18% 3.06 26.8
Kempston Challenger Academy (Academy)
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Bedford 39 16 Average -0.21 42% 3.3 26.7
Biddenham International School and Sports College (Maintained school)
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Bedford 38.9 17 Average -0.06 8% 3.05 26.5
Sheffield Springs Academy (Academy)
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Sheffield 38.6 18 Average 0 30% 2.95 26.6
Broomfield School (Maintained school)
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Enfield 38.2 19 Average 0.07 77% 3.62 26.9
Sirius Academy North (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Kingston upon Hull, City of 38 20 Average -0.1 32% 2.95 26.3
Bridgwater College Academy (Academy)
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Somerset 37.9 21 Average -0.15 7% 3.09 26.3
Ark Elvin Academy (Academy)
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Brent 37.8 22 LOWCOV opens a popup 64% 3.64 26
Cockshut Hill Technology College (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Birmingham 37.7 23 Average -0.19 32% 3.28 26.4
Kingswood Secondary Academy (Academy)
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Northamptonshire 37.3 24 Average -0.2 20% 3.05 26.7
Aylward Academy (Academy)
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Enfield 37.2 25 Average -0.14 15% 2.97 26.4
The Lea Valley Academy (Academy)
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Enfield 37.1 26 Below average -0.23 76% 3.4 26.4
Beacon Academy (Academy)
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North East Lincolnshire 36.9 27 Average -0.21 0% 2.75 26.2
Fearnhill School (Maintained school)
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Hertfordshire 36.8 28 Average -0.25 30% 3.15 26.2
Oasis Academy Enfield (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Enfield 36.7 29 Below average -0.33 81% 3.48 26.8
Erdington Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 36 30 Below average -0.31 13% 2.96 26.6
The Gatwick School (Academy)
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West Sussex 35.9 31 Below average -0.4 47% 2.93 26.5
Hadlow Rural Community School (Academy)
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Kent 35.8 32 Average -0.34 57% 3.37 26.7
Nottingham University Samworth Academy (Academy)
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Nottingham 35.8 32 Below average -0.41 21% 2.81 26.6
The North School (Maintained school)
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Kent 35.2 34 Below average -0.39 13% 2.93 26.8
The Watford UTC (Academy)
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Hertfordshire 35.2 34 -0.78 0% 2.6 26.6
Ark Evelyn Grace Academy (Academy)
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Lambeth 35.1 36 Below average -0.48 43% 3.14 26.8
John Madejski Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Reading 34.9 37 Well below average -0.58 3% 2.79 26.8
St Augustine Academy (Academy)
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Kent 34.8 38 Well below average -0.55 6% 2.61 26.6
Unity Academy Blackpool (Academy)
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Blackpool 34.8 38 Well below average -0.59 12% 2.71 26.3
Grange Technology College (Academy)
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Bradford 34.4 40 Below average -0.41 47% 2.82 26.2
Washington Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Sunderland 34.3 41 Well below average -0.56 20% 2.82 25.9
Havant Academy (Academy)
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Hampshire 34 42 Well below average -0.61 9% 2.78 26.9
Lealands High School (Maintained school)
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Luton 34 42 Well below average -0.61 36% 3.05 26.7
Spires Academy (Academy)
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Kent 33.9 44 Well below average -0.6 28% 2.83 26.8
Merchants' Academy (Academy) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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Bristol, City of 33.6 45 Well below average -0.68 33% 2.8 26.7
Central Academy (Academy)
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Birmingham 31.8 46 Well below average -0.81 34% 2.57 26.9
Chaucer School (Academy)
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Sheffield 29.7 47 Well below average -1.02 2% 2.21 26.3
The E-Act Burnham Park Academy (Academy)
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Buckinghamshire 29.3 48 Well below average -1.12 11% 2.41 27
Harewood College (Academy)
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Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 28.3 49 Well below average -1.05 74% 2.52 26.6
Durham Community Business College for Technology and Enterprise (Maintained school) Open help text for Similar percentage of disadvantaged pupils opens a popup
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County Durham 26.8 50 Well below average -1.2 35% 2.31 26.5
Gloucester Academy (Academy)
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Gloucestershire 26.5 51 Well below average -1.36 36% 2.23 26.4
Sir Frank Whittle Studio School (Academy)
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Leicestershire 23.7 52 -1.61 0% 1.68 26.8
Plymouth School of Creative Arts (Academy)
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Plymouth 23.2 53 Well below average -1.58 3% 1.64 26.6
Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education (College)
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North East Lincolnshire 23 54 -1.56 1% 1.79 26.8
EKC Group (College)
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Kent 6.5 55 -3.2 0% 0.39 27.2

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Attainment 8 score

Schools get a score based on how well pupils have performed in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate opens in a new window qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications opens in a new window .

Position within the group

This is a ranking within the group of schools in the list, based on the Attainment 8 score.

Progress 8 score

This score shows how much progress pupils at this school made between the end of key stage 2 and the end of key stage 4, compared to pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2. This is based on results in up to 8 qualifications, which include English, maths, 3 English Baccalaureate opens in a new window qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and 3 other additional approved qualifications opens in a new window .

In a small number of cases, pupils can have extremely negative progress scores that disproportionately affect a school’s overall progress score. To reduce the impact of these extreme scores, we set a limit on how negative a pupil’s progress score can be when calculating the school average. This will normally apply to 1 or 2 pupils per school, if any. Where a pupil’s score is more negative than this minimum value, an adjusted score will replace the pupil’s original progress score for the purpose of calculating a school’s overall progress average.

A score above zero means pupils made more progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

A score below zero means pupils made less progress, on average, than pupils across England who got similar results at the end of key stage 2.

A negative progress score does not mean pupils made no progress, or the school has failed, rather it means pupils in the school made less progress than other pupils across England with similar results at the end of key stage 2.

Detailed guide to Progress 8 opens in a new window - for more information about how the Progress 8 score is calculated.

Pupils included in a school's Progress 8 score

Pupils who have no key stage 2 results (for example, those arriving at secondary school from an independent school or abroad) are not included in the Progress 8 measure. See the Secondary Accountability Measures opens in a new window guidance for more information

Schools and colleges not covering full Progress 8 period

Some schools start educating pupils partway through the 5-year period covered by Progress 8, which should be taken into account when comparing their results with schools that start at Key Stage 3. Progress 8 is not the most appropriate performance measure for university technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges. These establishments typically start educating pupils at age 14, with a focus on preparing pupils for their future careers by providing an integrated academic and professional education. Other headline measures, particularly pupil destinations, are more important for these establishments.

Entering EBacc

A pupil is considered to have entered for the English Baccalaureate if they entered for qualifications in English, maths, sciences, a language and either history or geography. The English Baccalaureate opens in a new window (EBacc) is not a test or qualification; it is a measure used to provide information about a particular range of qualifications.

University technical colleges, studio schools and some further education colleges with key stage 4 provision provide a specialist technical and professional education. It is not appropriate to expect the same rates of EBacc entry from these types of schools and colleges. They should decide on a case-by-case basis whether their specialist curriculum is compatible with the full EBacc.

EBacc average point score

The EBacc APS calculates a pupil's average point scores across the 5 pillars of the English Baccalaureate, allocating points to a pupil's best grades and dividing by 6 (the science grades count in 2 pillars, meaning a total of 6 pillars) to create an average point score per pupil. This measure is an average across the subjects (i.e. we divide the total by 6) and so is on a different scale to Attainment 8 which we calculated by simply awarding points score across 8 qualifications (without dividing the total).

This measure is based on the better result of either English language or English literature when both subjects are taken, maths, the best 2 results from the single sciences (3 out of 4 must be taken), or results from the combined science, the better result from either geography or history and the best result in languages.

For more information about how the EBacc average point score is calculated view the detailed guide to EBacc APS opens in a new window .

Average points score at key stage 2

The average of the points score for all pupils at the end of key stage 2, based on teacher assessment for writing and test results in reading and maths.

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